Mumbai: Quack running clinic booked for fifth time

The Crime Branch Unit 12 of the Mumbai police has nabbed a fake doctor running a clinic using the Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) degree of his wife. Parvez Abdul Aziz Shaikh, 46, who was running the clinic in the Malwani area of Malad West, was arrested on Wednesday night. The police have also booked his wife Sajiya Sahab Ali and issued a notice under Section 41(A) for her to appear before the Malvani police for investigation,…

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Mumbai Metro Rail contractors owe Rs 370 cr property tax

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has officially announced that there are Rs 370 crore due in pending property tax with Metro railway contractors for their casting yard. The civic body has sent notices to these contractors to pay these dues before the end of the financial year. The BMC is focused on recovering pending property tax as the only three days are left for the year-end. It has sent a notice to several contractors working for the Metro Rail…

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Mumbai airport denies Pak media reports that plane was denied landing

The Pakistani media alleged that Mumbai airport denied an emergency landing to Saudia flight SA805 on February 20 from Dhaka to Riyadh, citing a medical emergency. Mumbai ATC, AAI, and sources from Mumbai airport clarified that the flight was given permission to land but chose to go around, eventually landing at Karachi airport due to the passenger’s deteriorating condition. Industry veteran Captain Skahti Lumba criticised the incident on X, saying, “Saudi plane makes emergency landing in Karachi after India…

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Mumbai: DGCA initiates probe into taxiing incident

The DGCA has de-rostered two IndiGo pilots after the wingtip of an IndiGo aircraft grazed a wingtip of a stationary Air India Express plane at Kolkata Airport on Wednesday while the former was taxiing. Both aircraft had passengers on board but there were no reports of any injuries. The wings of both the planes were damaged. “Given the damage to the planes’ wingtips, both aircraft have been grounded for detailed inspections,” said a senior DGCA air safety official. A…

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Forced attendance notice politically motivated: sources on Dhruv Goyal talk row

A day after Mumbai University issued a notice to Thakur College, sources dubbed it as an attempt to tarnish the image of BJP’s Mumbai-North Lok Sabha candidate Piyush Goyal. The controversy stems from an event that happened in Kandivali’s Thakur College on Saturday, where sources said Goyal’s son Dhruv merely encouraged young first-time voters to come out and exercise their franchise and said nothing political in nature. Sources said the notice was issued at the behest of the opposition…

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Mumbai: Shooter affiliated with Ravi Pujari turns thief, arrested

A shooter affiliated with gangster Ravi Pujari, who had fired at two Bollywood personalities in 2014, was arrested along with three others on March 20 after attempting to plunder a jewellery shop in Versova. The individual, Ashfaq Sayyed Abdul Rashid, 33, was recently released from Arthur Road jail, where he joined the gang of thieves while serving a seven-year sentence. Pujari, who was wanted in extortion cases in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Dombivli near Mumbai, was arrested and…

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Maharashtra: 2 new gecko species discovered, one named after Van Gogh

You must have heard about the famous Starry Night painting by famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. Maharashtra-based researchers have discovered two new species of gecko and one of which is named after the expressionist painter due to its striking resemblance to the aforementioned painting. The research paper by Wildlife Researcher Akshay Khandekar, Tejas Thackeray and Ishan Agarwal was published on Wednesday night in ZooKeys Journal. Scientist Akshay Khandekar from the Thackeray Wildlife Foundation, who is the lead researcher…

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2nd day in row, parts of south Mumbai plunge into darkness due to power failure

Pockets in south Mumbai plunged into darkness for a second consecutive day on late Friday evening following a snag, electricity officials said. The snag was caused at a 33 kilovolt (kv) feeder of city power discom Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking near Crawford Market, they said. Localities around the Mahapalika Marg, GT Hospital, Crawford Market and Marine Lines witnessed power failure at around 6.45 pm. “The same location/area as yesterday (Thursday) experienced supply disruptions as a result…

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Ramdas Athawale meets Devendra Fadnavis, complains about not being given LS seat

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday met Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and complained about his party being ignored in seat sharing talks for the Lok Sabha elections 2024, reported the PTI. Ramdas Athawale told PTI that his Republican Party of India (RPI) (A) was not allotted a single Lok Sabha seat in the state and that he had apprised Devendra Fadnavis he was keen on Shirdi. “But Devendra Fadnavis said Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde wanted Shirdi…

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INDIA bloc stages protest in city, calls Arvind Kejriwal`s arrest `illegal`

The opposition INDIA bloc parties staged a protest in Mumbai on Friday against the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in an excise policy case and called the action “illegal” and “unjustified”, reported the PTI. According to the PTI, the demonstrators held a `satyagraha` (a form of non-violent resistance) at south Mumbai`s Azad Maidan and called for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)`s resounding defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024. The anti-BJP grouping consisting of more than…

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